HANDE REJUVENATION IN SCOTTSDALE
The first step in Hand Rejuvenation is a laser treatment to revitalize the skin using Intensive Pulsed Light (IPL) and/or Pixel laser treatments. IPL treatment can correct a variety of imperfections such as freckles, age spots, and spider veins. Light energy is delivered to the skin in pulses through a computer-controlled hand piece. There is no downtime associated with IPL treatments. The Pixel laser peel effectively targets the skin surface for smoother, fresher looking skin with less downtime than other comparable ablative treatments. There is a minimal “social downtime” of 3-5 days after undergoing a Pixel treatment.
The next steps in Hand Rejuvenation treatment are injectable fillers to plump up the skin surrounding the bony and veiny areas to create a more youthful looking hand. The types of fillers most commonly used for hand rejuvenation are Radiesse and Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Radiesse is composed of microspheres in a biocompatible gel and therefore carries little risk of allergic reaction. This injectable filler provides immediate results and typically lasts for 12-24 months.
Sculptra® Aesthetic stimulates your own body to create new collagen, a protein responsible for healthy skin and tissue. There is no allergy test required for this particular injectable because it is made up of synthetic, bio compatible material that consists of poly-L-lactic acid. Unlike Radiesse, results from Sculptra® Aesthetic appear gradually, not immediately. In order to achieve optimal results using this injectable filler, a patient may have to undergo two to four treatment sessions. Results from Sculptra® Aesthetic are long lasting and may last up to three years.
Dr. Lawrence Shaw offers cosmetic breast and plastic surgery for Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, including procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, rhinoplasty, cosmetic facial and eyelid surgery. He serves Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler and cosmetic surgery patients from across Arizona. With the exception of the photo gallery which are all patients of Lawrence W. Shaw, MD, all other photos on this website are models and not actual patients unless stated otherwise. © 2012 Lawrence Shaw, MD
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